“Is real friendship too risky?” BeFriend: create belonging in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear by Scott Sauls About this book: (from the publisher) We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, […]
“A celebration of motherhood, creativity, and the faith that binds them.” Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom by Wendy Speake & Kelli Stuart About this book: (from the publisher) What was God thinking when He created you creative and then gave you children? Creative moms often feel as though they must lay their passions down. But God […]
Go: Returning Discipleship to the Front Lines of Faith by Preston Sprinkle About this book: (from the publisher) Disciple-making is a passion of many, as it should be. It is, after all, our great commission. But much of contemporary discipleship is informed by instinct, and as such it is vulnerable to the whims and trends of the broader […]
“In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations.” The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen About this book: (from the publisher) From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from […]
“a…real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims.” Jane Doe January: My Twenty-year Search for Truth and Justice by Emily Winslow About this book: (from the publisher) On the morning of September 12, 2013, a fugitive task force arrested Arthur Fryar at his apartment in Brooklyn. His […]
Childhood best friends Rachel Campbell and Claire West have not only grown up, but after fifteen years, they’ve also grown apart… Now and Then Friends: A Hartley-by-the-Sea novel by Kate Hewitt About this book: (from the publisher) After her father left, Rachel had to dedicate her life to managing her household: her two younger sisters, her disabled mother, […]
“Build a fireproof relationship with your daughter” Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms & Daughters by Trish Donahue About this book: (from the publisher) You feel more than mommy guilt. You feel a deep and growing conviction that you must do something to disciple your daughter. But what?
The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim About this book: (from the publisher) When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come.
Ask me what I’m into these days, and I’ll tell you: sunny days like these (and we’re seeing more and more of them) that remind me that summer is on its way. They’re especially fun when they include the chance to enjoy our son playing drums at an outdoor concert sponsored by local middle […]
(top row: Tiersa Chaffin with schoolchildren at New Life School; below: girls from New Life Homes) Today, I’m taking a quick break from my usual fare about books & such to let you know about an urgent need. You may remember that our family stayed at New Life Homes and volunteered at its school two years […]